A work colleague helps to manage a local Under 15's side up here in RG21 called, Down Grange. They were recently paired against Poole Town U15's in a cup game, think it was last weekend ?
Poole Town won the game 2-0. Last night my Friend had nothing for praise for the Poole youngsters saying they played some good football - gave me a sense of pride and reassurance we have good future talent coming through the ranks. Well Done Lads!!
Hopefully this all adds to the case for Branksome. Good to see us beat teams from that area, there's some useful sides with financial backing behind them. Have just become involved with my daughter's school and our youth teams get very favourable comments, especially on behaviour. The future's bright, the future's red and white :-)
Just a bit of background to this story, the PTFC u15s are in fact playing this year in the dorset u16s age group, this talented team felt the need to "Jump" a year after going three years un-defeated and winning the County cup each year also an unheralded success, they really are a good footballing side who by default will have at least two years as PTFC u18 youth team I know they really hope to do well in the youth FA Cup when there time comes , the game on Sunday M3 refers to was in there own age group of the Hampshire youth cup 4th round a massive competition with some 300+ teams in it, I had the privilege of watching the game on Sun (My son plays for them) M3 and to be honest they really could and should have won it by a lot more, but credit where credit is due Down grange worked hard to keep it down to 2-0, but nice to see them raising the profile up in Basingstoke of our magnificent club well done to them all
Rob, everything you stated in your post matches up to what my Friend told me, but I didn't want to say anything incase I had any facts wrong, so I'm glad you posted. What my Friend said was, they, Poole Town U15's, are a very good team who went into the U16's level because they were beating every team around them at the same age convincingly. Made me quite proud to hear that.